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Pashek + MTR
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pashek + MTR is a landscape architecture and community planning firm committed to improving our environment. Underlying that responsiveness is respect - for the communities, for the natural and built environment, and for the people who use the spaces planned and designed. They value listening to clients and being responsive to their needs. Their process helps connect visionary ideas to implementable solutions, rooted in improving quality of life for all. Two highly regarded firms based in Pittsburgh, Pashek Associates and MTR Landscape Architects, merged together in 2017. With a team of talented and experienced professionals, Pashek+MTR helps clients create positive change.

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H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, State College, Pa.
Opened to the public in 2009, the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens in the Arboretum at Penn State has become a place where students and community members can go for renewal, celebration, and knowledge. Pashek + MTR's work on the project began with developing a master plan to create vibrant educational center and a first-class amenity contributing to the quality of life on campus and enhancing the image of the University. Pashek + MTR staff worked with Penn State for several years to develop the vision for the Gardens. Event spaces were developed throughout the Gardens to maximize opportunities for generating revenue and to provide new venues for University gatherings. Planting themes were designed to teach concepts such as taxonomic families and plant evolution. Pashek + MTR Principal Missy Marshall led the design team throughout implementation of the project. The University is steadily building and growing, following the master plan.
Photo credit: Cody Goddard

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Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers Terrace Healing Garden, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Located in the Hillman Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the design of the rooftop garden serves as a positive distraction for patients while taking precautions to prevent infections. The treatment facility reflects a natural spa with finishes in calming colors. An interactive sound sculpture chimes when patients walk by and a putting green serves to pass the time. A variety of spaces, seating arrangements, and views offer patients choice and a sense of control over their environment. Materials are anti-microbial, non-toxic, sustainable, and easy to clean. A screened storage bin and low maintenance plants and materials reduce maintenance trips through the sterile facility.
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David L. Lawrence Convention Center Green Roof, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Built in 2003, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center was the world's first green convention center and was awarded the Gold LEEDA(R) certification for a new building. Due to a newly installed 20,000 square foot green roof the convention center is now Platinum LEEDA(R) certified for an existing building. A blue pathway divides a native meadow from a low growing sedum planting. Made with recycled glass blasted pavers, the path reflects the nearby Allegheny River and speaks to the storm-water benefits of green roofs. The plants were selected for their hardiness and drought resistance and the pavers have a high solar reflectance index (SRI) to reduce temperatures. Since installation, the roof has shown to retain up to 80 percent of storm-water and remain up to 50 degrees cooler on hot summer days.

As seen in LASN magazine, October 2018.

November 20, 2019, 1:50 pm PDT

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